Patent Information Centres

The Patent Information Centres provide users with local access to patent, trade mark, designs and copyright information.


The Patent Information Centres, also known as Patent Libraries (PATLIBs), have qualified and experienced staff who offer practical assistance on a variety of Intellectual Property Rights.

There are 15 libraries/information centres in the United Kingdom:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Llandudno Junction
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Northampton
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield